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as we dissect that report today, david will be discussing what their strategy is regarding dell. >> no comment on that on the conference call, by the way. >> listen, this is all -- dell is all still moving forward. you know, as our reporter said earlier this week, in the not too distant future. a few things to quickly point out on dell that may have missed in my reporting from a week or so ago. dell has been going through a process for quite some time to enhance shareholder value. it started last summer when they engaged with banks that start to explore, should we split the company, is there a possibility there. are there any strategics that would be out there that might be interested. then they ended up with this plan to pursue the leverage buyout. so when we do see an announcement as we still likely are to with this leverage buyout, and others say there's a conflicted process that we don't like, that perhaps we'll start with the price, they're going to present a lot of what they've already done. the special committee will have already presented what they've already considered,
... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> almost five and a half years ago it was the rapt heard round the world, cramer calling out the fed for not understanding the magnitude of the crisis that resulted in financial market turmoil. >> i have talked to the heads at almost every one of these firms in the last 72 hours and he has no idea what it's like out there. none. bill pool has no idea what it's like out there. my people have been in this game for 25 years, and they're losing their jobs, and these firms are going to go out of business and he's nuts. they're nuts! they know nothing! >> cramer -- >> i have not seen it since i went five bid for half a million shares of citigroup and i got hit in 1990. this is a different kind of market. the fed is asleep. >> a lot more evidence cramer was right, as shown in the minutes of the meeting that took place days after that tape. william pool, said my own bet is the financial market upset is not going to change fundamentally what is going on in the real econ
. >>> the debate kicks off whether dell can, a, raise the money to go private, and b, reinvent itself without going through cash flow. the journal said the talks have been serious for weeks. >>> lululemon doing a downward dog this morning. raises guidance but not enough to impress investors. >>> the battle over the debt ceiling has warranted a warning from fitch. they said it will prompt a formal review of u.s. credit ratings. fitch does add it expects congress will ultimately approve a ceiling increase. the head of global sovereign ratings for fitch, david riley, will join us in the next hour. bernanke weighing in on the debt ceiling in michigan late yesterday. >> raising the debt ceiling, which congress has to do periodically, gives the government the ability to pay its existing bills. it doesn't create new deficits, it doesn't create new spending. so not raising the debt ceiling is sort of like a family which is trying to improve its credit rating saying, i know how we can save money, we won't pay our credit card bills. not the most effective way to improve your credit rating. >> the metaphors,
. that means the lending is not going on. we're still at increasingly a low economy. if you buy back the dell, you don't go to the banks anymore. you find other sources of money. i think that the financial story and economic story is saying this is not the kind of financial environment that leads to rapid growth. >> interesting. >> okay. >> you tied it in to dell and jpmorgan and everything else. excellent. larry, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good wednesday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee with carl quintanilla, and jim cramer and david faber at the new york stock exchange. stocks had a pretty nice day yesterday. the s&p closed at five-year highs. we are looking to the down decide this morning. the dow looking to lose about 62 at the open. the picture in europe, a couple of downgrades for gdp forecasts from both the german government and world bank. italy is down by 1.5%. road map this morning starts off with the banks and earnings. jpmorgan higher. goldman sachs at 18-month highs. >> japan airlines gro
-- but this company is a parts assembler, unlike dell. this is just a multiworldwide build, and they're hostage right now to one company and they have to solve that. >> there's the intangible of the impact on the consumer. you read these reports about the battery which generates oxygen if there's a fire, so it basically fans itself, so it's much more difficult to put out these battery fires on these planes. >> it took them 40 minutes to put out the fire in boston. that's a problem if you are in flight, even though there are other mechanisms to make sure the smoke leaves the airplane. >> the faa got ahead of it, the japanese plane company -- this is wrong, boeing has to get ahead of it, they have to gives a timeline, explain what's going on, and the stock will begin to recover. until then i think they have fallen well behind the story. that's unlike them. they should say we're a great company and we will do everything right. we're not getting that yet. >> boeing shares holding 73 right now. in the meantime we're also watching shares of citi falling premarket, the bank posting fourth quarter operating
of a potential buyout of dell. one more time >>> before you can get to the bell, you got to go through the mad dash. we are here with jim at post 9, what you are calling a battleground over bed bath. >> people have been saying over and over again, don't get involved with this thing, 'cause it's gonna be amazoned. in other words, this is another one of those retailers, like best buy, you can get most of the stuff at amazon. this call is very interesting, listening, maybe we have reached the bottom of the kurig cycle. people buy the green mountain kurig there and it slowed. you know what, this is one of those stories, it has got a beautiful balance sheet. i have often jested to david neighbor they're bed bath would make a natural leveraged buyout. he has questioned how much equity you have to put up in it. the balance sheet is clean and the company does not like wall street. look at the conference calls, like, here, take that, i can't do an icahn. i know we have a good icahn imitator here it has missed. it is a good, sheep stock. you have to have great faith. love to shop there but they coupon t
-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> time for cramer's mad dash. let's talk supervalu. important deal taking place for the company. basics are you'll get a 30% owner, $4 a share. that would be service also taking on albertson's. >> i was worried about the balance sheet and worried about the earnings. >> still a risk, but it is a refi. this is essentially a way to refi the company, take out some of the risk that you're talking about. >> if there isn't a tender at $4, does the back end trade much lower? what i'm trying to do is protect people from paying $3.50 if that turns out to be not a good price. >> people are trying it-to-figure out it-to to figur out 30% at $4. let's not forget this company tried to sell itself for quite some time. private equity overall very large. that has been the case in private equity. there's been a multiple problem when it comes to private equity. very high multiples. not enough growth. >> is there a larger conclusion to that supermarkets are still investable. it was successful in bringi
? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ >>> you are watching cnbc "squawk on the street" live from the financial capital of the world. the opening bell set to ring in just about a minute's time. earning season kicked off last night with alcoa. the read on that has been pretty good. a little mystery today as well, jim, with facebook, saying they're going to have an event on january 15th. the invite says, quote, come and see what we're building, and that's about it. >> i have been a believer in facebook ever since they did the mea colpa. you know what, these guys, they are taking share and taking names. they offer a new product, we'll love it, whatever it is. >> it's going to be interesting to watch. what a
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artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> we have a rule around here, you can't have the opening bell until you get the "mad dash," even on a friday. ubs takes jcpenney to a -- >> cash flow preservation. this is amazing. we are trimming fourth-quarter sales to minus 28%. >> from minus 20? >> look, guys, you can't run a company at that level. you can't fire people fast enough. you can't take merchandise out of the store fast enough. this is very worrisome report. the preferred is what i like to watch because that had a big move over 19. carl, i don't know. this is an obituary. now, of course, they have a caveat, you know, maybe things can be okay, come back. we still believe jcpenney is repairable. it's kind of like the debt that's maybe greatly exaggerated, but holy cow. >> they say any fix will require a change in the turn-around when you go back to the discounted idea. in that case, it deserves a premium like most traditional department stores. >> exactly. i've got to tell you, i go to
to be bullish. >> right. look, new ceo coming in. always been a great company. i'm watching dell as a play from pc to services. maybe that could be good. intel was an inexpensive stock. it was an underperformer in the dow. david, i'm going to look at you, you're going to hate this because i'm going to ask you something. >> go ahead. >> obviously linked to intel, down 44%. we like bank of america and citi. is there a way, if you look at the intel upgrade, is there a way to think because of ultra books that hewlett-packard might be able to pull out of this tail spin? >> yes, there is a way. >> how would it happen? >> you subscribe part of it. but eshall see. when it comes to hewlett-packard, there are so many moving parts. the difficulty of the turn-around is so widespread from an organization that we pointed out many times has well over 300,000 employees. we'll see. will there be signs of progress in 2013, jim, i think is really the key question. because then you might give investors something to at least latch onto with the hopes that 2014 will be a real key -- not that this isn't. this is the
schulze has his opportunity to do due diligence. now, i think the dell -- potential dell ibo got people excited about maybe they could get the equity. i hear it's going to be a very, very, very -- is that three verys? they'll come up with the money they need, even with him rolling in his stake. this may be the fourth quarter numbers, people perceive as being better than anticipated. >> if they're giving money away to netflix, can't they give money away to michael dell? isn't there just this weird supply of money out there? >> there's a lot of money, but it's still seeking a return. >> sometimes. >> yeah, sometimes. >> let's check in with bob who's here on the floor with more on what is moving this morning. hey, bob. >> everybody has just been bending over backwards to figure out the right way to figure out this dismal q-4. the inventory levels, i don't want to get into that granular ti. i would know the durable goods number was strong on monday. if we get a strong farm payroll report on friday, maybe close to 200,000, i think that will go a long way toward mitigating the damage from thi
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of rumors about a dell buyout, followed by home de bo, united technology and disney, travelers. all besides hewlett-packard up more than 9%. on the down side, though, verizon posting the worst performance, down by about 1.4%. boeing down for the month because of the dreamliner saga. those are the only two names in the red in january. some interesting differences, while the dow itself had gained 11.5rs in the first ten months of 2007, now the index is up 7% for the last ten months leading up to this rally. analysts say there still could be room to run there. in those time periods, caterpillar and home depot were two names you should be watching. home depot the biggest laggard then. biggest gainer now, caterpillar surged 34%, then down greater than 10% in the most recent ten-month period. there's a little bit more caution coming from caterpillar today. valuation is one of the key data points to watch. the current value just above 13 times earnings, around the rally in 2007. the group was valued at 17 times earnings. though the earnings were a little bit lower. melissa? >> thank you very much,
. lot of companies, ups and dell, point them out. not talking robust asia. how many companies like honeywell, like even the, like ppg, saying asia's back. again, i question execution of ups. >> all right. >>> when we come back, research in motion's massive rally seems like a distant memory, stock taking a hit since yaepsd blackberry 10 launch. is the honeymoon now over for the r.i.m.? >>> the home building sector has been hot but almost a decade since home builder went public. tripoint homes is ending that drought by debuting on wall street. the ceo will visit us at post 9. futures, a lot we haven't gotten to "squawk on the street," live from post 9, back in a minute. >>> shares of research in motion falling premarket trade after yesterday's 12% drop this all after the company unveiled its blackberry 10 lineup including two new smartphones but u.s. customers won't be able to get them till march and that is a month later than r.i.m.'s home country of canada. r.i.m., which is changing its corporate name to blackberry, has been downgraded by the likes of credit suisse and evercore par
there was a period more than a decade ago when we saw the pc market just exploding and companies like dell and hp increasingly making profits, growing revenue, selling hardware. then we got this period where it was about google. it was about ebay. it was about amazon. the services and the commerce that you can layer on top once you've got a big market of people who have these devices. we are reaching that with the smart phone market but we don't yet know which companies are going to invent the software services that really profitably take advantage of that. that's what it's going to be not this ipad. >> well said. final point, guys. rimm's down almost 8%. dan, do you think that reflects anything of how tomorrow may go for them? >> yeah. i think they've delayed this new operating system for so long it is almost going to be an anticlimactic. i doubt they'll have anything that is going to make people really want to switch if they can convince people. >> i'll see you at that event tomorrow morning. thanks, guys. over to mary thompson for a quick market flash. >> taking a look at shares of netflix up
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